Rooting the Android operating system is all about becoming the root user, so you can choose what goes on the device and what is taken off the device. The root user account is blocked so that it is hidden to give everyone around the world the ultimate security package which makes lots of sense given that most people have no idea what they are doing online. That does not mean that Google hopes anybody ever roots the Android operating system—we know that developers need to have root access no matter what. All it means is that for people to become the root user the yare going to have to do a bit of work to get there, and that is what we exist for (to help get you there).

For the most part, rooting is going to mean you can install more apps and remove apps that are already on the device. The apps that we call stock apps have another name which is system apps. That is because they are installed on the system partition and the reason they are installed on the system partition is that manufacturers and phone carrier networks know that we cannot get anything off the system partition unless we have root access—something no device comes with out of the box.

Details We Should Know

  • Chainfire was running on the LRX22G.P905XXUABOK3 firmware build number when he created the rooting method that is available in this guide. He does not mean that you need to be running on the same firmware build number is him when he gives this information to us from the repository. All it means is that the information is there for you to use it as a guideline for the time the rooting method was made because some of the Samsung devices do not boot old images. All you need to have is the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro tablet that comes with the SM-P905 model number and have it running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates, and this guide should work for you.
  • The reason the guide should work for all Android 5.0.2 Lollipop updates is that new Android versions are what brings new bootloaders and only the new bootloader cause the CF-Auto-Root tool to go down temporarily until Chainfire updates the files. You can let Chainfire know that a rooting method is not working by leaving a message with the recovery image file found in the firmware you are running on the CF-Auto-Root tool thread made over at the XDA-Developers website. He sees your messages and uses the new recovery images files to update the CF-Auto-Root tool so that it starts working again.

Files We Need

  • Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P905 device running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates.
  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows computer.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P905 running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates

  1. Start off by logging into the Windows computer using the administrator’s account so that the Odin flashing tool allows you to flash the files.
  2. Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro if you have not got it unlocked already.
  3. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro device from within the Developer Options menu that you just unlocked so you can make changes to the Android software.
  4. Extract the rooting file in the Downloads folder on the computer—the default downloads location for your files on a Windows PC and where the rooting file has ended up after you downloaded it.
  5. Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer so the Galaxy Note Pro can be detected by the Odin flashing tool.
  6. Open the Downloads folder on the computer and double-click on the Odin flashing tool file.
  7. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro mobile device into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  8. Click on the AP button and then browse through to the Downloads folder and select the rooting MD5 file to upload to the AP button in Odin.
  9. Click on the Start button and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 begins.
  10. Check out the text that is programmed to roll down the mobile devices display which is there to let you know what is happening to the device.
  11. Wait until the Odin user interface shows a green pass message in a box before unplugging the device from the computer.

In conclusion, that is everything you need to root the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P905 running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates by flashing the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire. The guide has just had the SuperSU installed and enabled on the device, and you can see it available from the app drawer when it reboots. You can open the SuperSU app and take a look at the options available inside, so you do not need to do anything to the options before you start installing the root applications. They work as soon as you download them because the SuperSU sends you a message and ask if you would like to grant the app root access or not. You do not get messages from apps that do not require root access before they can run. You do get messages each time you install an app like Titanium Backup that cannot run without the rooting permissions over the Android operating system.

Rooting the Android OS that is running on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro device is about what you can install and what you can uninstall. That almost always means what apps you can install and uninstall. The Google Play Store hosts most of these apps that need root access before they can run, but Google Play does do not have an area where you check out the names of the apps that you need to install. What you need to do is already have the names of the root applications with you and the search for them. You can check out some of them from our list of what we think are the best root apps for the Android operating system that is running on your Samsung Galaxy Note Pro device and remember the names.

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